Springfield are extremely proud to bring a selection of Local Products to you. As you know with our chicken, we’re quite meticulous when it comes to quality so we’ve taken great care in deciding who to partner up with. We hope that you love their businesses and products as much as we do, here’s a little introduction to who they are and how we came to discover them.
Specialists in Organic meat, we’ve been supplying Graig Farm with chicken for many years while placing private orders with them for some quality roasting joints to treat the family. Located in Mongomeryshire, Wales, the farm has been in the Rees family since the 1940’s, and Jonathan Rees (above with his family), the proprietor of Graig Farm Organics, has lived there all of his life.
All of the butchery and processing is carried out at the new processing facilities on the farm. The Head Butcher, Mariusz Hetman, and his team ensure that high standards are achieved and maintained at all times. Jonathan and his family have won a series of prestigious awards, including the ‘True Taste’ awards, in recognition of the quality of their organic meat.
Three Fruity Ladies
If you’re looking for a real taste of homemade Herefordshire I would point anyone in the direction of this wonderful company! John encouraged his wife (Pam) and two daughters (Emily and Lesley) down this venture of making chutneys, jams, ketchups etc given that he was producing so much fresh fruit and veg out of his love for farming. The result has become an incredibly succesful family business which really captures the essence and tastes of the countryside.
We only stock a selection of products which are available directly from the Three Fruity Ladies. If you want to see other flavours and products which they sell take a look here.
Working with a smokehouse is a great experience. Working with Macneil’s Smokehouse is an absolute luxury! They’ve been smoking our chicken for quite a few years now but we’re very pleased to more recently be able to offer some of their other products to our customers including incredible smoked salmon and mackerel. They use an imported vintage Norwegian smoking kiln with the highest quality ingredients and smoke to their own recipes using Norwegian techniques.
They have a variety of products available which we don’t stock through our shop. Take a look!
Risbury Rapeseed Oil
You can’t come to Herefordshire and avoid the beautiful golden fields of Rapeseed. There’s no better addition to your kitchen than these cold-pressed oil and dressings which come in a variety of flavours. You can use them to fry, drizzle, dip, dress, there’s really so many ways in which you can use these to elevate your Springfield chicken to the next level.
Take a look at some of our recipes to see how!
What a Pickle!
Camilla Lywood is the mastermind behind these delicious condiments following her success making Tomato Chilli Jam in small batches and selling them through her friend Lucy’s travelling delicatessen. She’s gone from strength to strength, adding more flavours and preserves to her collection. To view her website click here
We’re extremely happy to have Camilla on board and bring you some of her best sellers. Whether you’re planning to add some spicy Hot Chilli Jam to a leftover chicken sandwich, or perhaps some Carrot and Coriander Relish to accompany your BBQ this summer, you’re in for a real treat with these refined flavours.
Monkland Cheese Dairy
This award winning artisan Dairy is located just down the road from us in Herefordshire and produces some of the finest local cheeses. If you’re ever in the area, take the opportunity to visit their excellent Tea Room – they even run tours of the Dairy and Cheese Experience Days where you can learn about the entire cheese-making process.
We’re stocking a selection of their best-sellers which are perfect on any cheese-board, and why not get experimental and introduce some of it into your favourite chicken dishes?
Tyrrells Crisps have become a household name across the Country and have now begun to make a name for themselves across Europe and the U.S. William Chase founded the company in 2002 just down the road from us in Leominster, so all of us Herefordians have a soft-spot for the delicious crunchy treats!
We’re very pleased to be able to offer a selection of these crisps to our customers alongside the chicken and other great local products we offer.
Gordon & Carola Keen’s Herefordshire Honey
The Keen’s are family friends of the Mee’s at Springfield and it just so happens that they are in the business of making delicious Honey! This is as traditional as it gets for Herefordshire honey making and the result is a granulated honey which – when heated – turns into a luxuriously thick golden liquid.